Rio Olympics 2016: Great Britain miss out on medal as Australian win modern pentathlon

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Australia's Esposito sets modern pentathlon record

Australia's Chloe Esposito won Olympic gold in the modern pentathlon as Great Britain failed to land a medal for the first time since the women's event was introduced in 2000.

Esposito won with 1,372 points ahead of France's Elodie Clouvel (1,356) and Poland's Oktawia Nowacka (1,349).

Kate French was GB's highest-placed finisher in sixth place with 1,331.

Team-mate Samantha Murray, the silver medallist at London 2012, was ninth with a score of 1,321.

GB's modern pentathlon medallists
Gold:Stephanie CookSydney 2000
Silver:Heather FellBeijing 2008
Samantha MurrayLondon 2012
Bronze:Kate AllenbySydney 2000
Georgina HarlandAthens 2004

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